The WESS Classical Medieval Renaissance (CMR) Discussion Group will meet bright and early on Sunday, June 30 from 8:30am to 10:00am in Room Grand D South of the Hyatt Regency Chicago (on Wacker downtown, not by the Convention Center.)
The program will consist of a presentation by Mark Wardecker, Acting Classics Librarian on at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign University Library on University of Illinois’ Classics Library’s digitization project. http://illinoisclassics.tumblr.com/
The personal libraries of renowned German philologists, Wilhelm Dittenberger and Johannes Vahlen, purchased by Professor W.A. Oldfather in the early 20th century, are the very core of the University of Illinois' Classics Library's collection. While the bulk of the collection has been cataloged and even microfilmed and digitized, there are still a significant number of unbound dissertations, reprints of articles, and program publications that can only be located with the aid of a small card catalog within the library. Last year, the Classics Library began working with the library's Content Access Management, Digital Content Creation, and Preservation departments to catalog and digitize this collection of Universitätsschriften and other short scholarly works on Latin and Greek literature. Mark will talk about this process and some of the efforts to promote it.
This will be followed by a discussion of opportunities for inter-institutional cooperation in collection development. Other suggestions for additional discussion topics are welcome.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignVisiting Reference Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor of Library Administration, present
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